Friday, May 31, 2013

Another Learning Experience

I felt like sharing a little something that I have found rather exciting. But, it doesn't start off that way, so I'll just give you the quick, watered-down version.

This quarter I've been taking French 103, and it has been a whole different ball game than French 101 and 102. In short, it has sucked beyond belief. Until recently, I thought I was for sure going to fail the class, but in a surprising turn of events, I have discovered that I might actually pass! Not do well, but pass. (My professor doesn't put any grades online and hasn't given us grades for everything that we've done; therein lies the uncertainty.) And at this point, that's all I can really ask for. I have two days left of class and then the final...on one of those two days, I have a midterm. Yeah. It's weird. I know. My professor just does things like that. The good side is, half of said midterm was covered on a test we just took. Yay! It may not sound like much, but to me, it is crazy exciting.

Also this quarter, I've been taking Biology, Shakespeare, and a Fiction Analysis class. Biology isn't my thing, Shakespeare is, well, Shakespeare, and my Fiction class has been filled with books and movies that I personally don't think are all that great. It's been a rough nine weeks, to say the least, and I wish I could say that I've maintained a cool head and positive attitude the whole time, but that would be a lie. Yet as bad as this quarter has been, it's been a wonderful learning experience. It has basically been a nine week reminder course that I need to keep my trust in God, constantly. It is only by His grace that I can do anything, and I NEED Him. Always. It's been a wonderful lesson, full of opportunities to put it into practice. And for that, I am thankful.

While I've always know that it is true and can be encouraging, I've come to view Philippians 4:13 as one of those fail safe "Sunday School Answers" that you say because you can never go wrong with it, but this quarter I've seen just how marvelous a truth it really is.

Philippians 4.13 NIV
I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Welcome to Daisies and Daydreams!

Hi there, friends! So, I don't know if anyone actually reads these silly ramblings of mine (except you, Clarissa. Thanks!), but if you do, then you might notice I've updated things a bit. New background, new title. And that's what I want to talk about today.

I originally named this blog "Randomly Random" simply because I couldn't come up with anything that I liked, that was short enough. Then, today, it just kind of came to me. Daisies and Daydreams. It's really rather perfect. Daisies are "the friendliest flower" to quote Meg Ryan in You've Got Mail. I think daisies are a beautiful picture of what a young woman is supposed to be: sweet, optimistic, and exuberant, just overflowing with a joy that can't help but affect others. Although I am far from this, it's something that I'm striving for and praying about...I know nothing short of God's guidance can get me there.

Now about the second part: daydreams. I'm a daydreamer. I spend a great deal of time wrapped up in my mind thinking about what-could-bes and all those impossible things that I read about in novels. It adds a little pizazz to my otherwise rather mundane life.

So there we are. New look. Same me. Just a little bit more succinctly worded. Have a wonderful weekend!

Psalm 51:10 ESV
"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me."